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The Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

Discover sparkling stories and illuminating art in brilliant books by BC authors and illustrators.

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Creativity in the Classroom

BC writers and illustrators connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

CWILL BC– the Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

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We bring books to life!

"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive... Every year I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school... It has always been a very memorable visit."

- Julie Desmarais
Blueridge Elementary (North Vancouver)
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If you're a published author or illustrator, consider joining CWILL BC. You'll meet creative, like-minded individuals and become part of an organization that actively promotes itself—and the cause of literacy—across a variety of media and through special events.

Enjoy friendship, inspiration, and support of colleagues in the field of children's writing and illustrating
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Latest News

6/21/2017 10:50:31 AM
The Oy Vey! Committee is thrilled to announce that the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey! Funniest Children’s Book Award for 2015-2016 goes to Rolli for his charming and hilarious book about a cave girl who lives in a cave on … Continue reading
6/20/2017 12:19:04 PM
Congratulations to all authors, illustrators, and publishers whose submissions were shortlisted for the 16th Annual Chocolate Lily Book Awards! The lists for all categories – Novels, Chapter Books and Picture Books – are posted on the Chocolate Lily website: http://www.chocolatelilyawards.com/ Picture Book Nominees … Continue reading
6/16/2017 3:39:45 PM
Hope lots of you can make it to the launch of my Heartwood Hotel chapter book! Thursday, July 13th | 7 pm Kidsbooks 2557 West Broadway, Vancouver Though it is rather late, it will definitely be a kid-friendly event—with activities, … Continue reading
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